I'm a solo artist, singer/multi-instrumentalist for the live touring band for J.Views, and one-half of indie r&b duo, denitia and sene. From pop to r&b to chillwave, I bring a unique, clear, and dreamy dimension to every project I work on. Hit me up for lead vocals, demo vocals, production, and songwriting.
I'm a singer, songwriter, producer, specializing in lead vocals, demo vocals, background vocals, and vocal layering. I fell in love with music and songwriting when I was a teenager and have been playing live and recording ever since. I've worked in a myriad of genres: Electronic, Soul, Pop, R&B, Alternative, Indie, Gospel, Jazz. I have done a lot of solo work under the names "Denitia" and "Adesuwa." In the past few years, I've toured and made records with my indie r&b duo, denitia and sene. When I'm not writing and performing original music, I do a lot of sessions here in New York, remotely as well as in various studios with artists. Most recently, I've contributed to the records of (other than my own) - J.Views, Sly5thAve, Xander Duell, Brown Science, IGBO, Saint Ballantine, Sam Himself, Obey City, Quantic, amongst some others.
You can find out more about me and hear more of what I'm up to at www.denitia.com.
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Interview with Denitia
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Ooh, that's a tough one! Luckily, I'm a singer so I don't have to count my voice. I would definitely take my Fender Jazzmaster, a Telefunken M80 so I can record and also perform, my KRK studio speakers, my MacBook, and a Novation MIDI controller. That's a hard question though!
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Dream Soul.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: This changes every so often, but at the moment, I think it would be really interesting to work with Toro Y Moi, Kaytranada, Missy Elliot, Ethan Johns, or Bjork. They are all so different, but capture a real depth and range in their music.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I like to get familiar with the material as soon as possible, I schedule a session in my studio and give myself more than enough time to complete. I fly in the reference or demo into a session and mark the timeline with song parts such as verse, chorus, bridge, etc. Then I open up several vocal tracks and send them through a main vocal bus with the desired effects. I warm up for about 20 minutes, then start to record takes! Typically, I like to sing a song all in one take from start to finish and then layer parts from there. For background vocals, I record section by section. After recording several takes of each part, I add harmonies where needed. Then I comp vocals, if needed, until I have my final takes. In order to transfer the stems to the client, I consolidate all the clips, then I go into my audio files folder for the session and label all the stems I want, then I copy those into a new folder to send to the artist or client. I compress that folder and send over the web!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop, New Wave, Indie, R&B, Shoegaze, Chillwave, Soul
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill is interpretation and capturing very clean and clear vocals.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring an airy and emotive quality to songs. I have a large range and am also well versed in lots of genres, so I bring an eclectic quality to the table.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I use a Rode K2 tube microphone, a Scarlett 2i2 interface, and ProTools.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Bjork, Jeff Buckley, Radiohead, Miguel, Beach House, Blood Orange, Nina Simone, Al Green, Patty Griffin, Billie Holiday, Cocteau Twins, Little Dragon, Sarah Vaughan, Sia, Prince, Sade, Neil Young
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I demo songs for songwriters, as well as background vocals and vocal layering.